It's Supporters Club Week on Arsenal.com as we pay tribute to the devoted fans who follow Arsenal from all over the United Kingdom and from all corners of the globe.

Over the past few weeks, Arsenal Supporters Clubs from around the world have filled in our questionnaire with details of their background, their activities and their fondest trips to Arsenal matches. We'll be publishing two per day, every day this week.

We kick off today with the lowdown on two Supporters Clubs. We start with Italy and then head closer to home with Herts and Beds.

Arsenal Italy Supporters Club

Who are you?

We are the Arsenal Italy SC. Our chairman is Stefano Maini from Mirandola near Modena and our secretary is Roberto Puzzi from Soragna, Parma.

When and how was your Supporters Club formed?

Our club was formed by Stefano Maini in 1999. He put an advert in some Italian sports magazines with his idea of a new supporters club and the number of
members has grown up from about 10 in 1999 to more than 100 in 2007.
 
How many members do you have?

Actually more than 100 and we are due to collect subscriptions for the next season.

How regularly do you meet?

Our preferred place to meet other members is over in London for Arsenal home matches!

What functions/events do you organise?

We meet regularly every year for our AGM near Modena.

Do you meet up with other Supporters Clubs?

Some of our members who live in Bergamo have friends in other Supporters Club, especially with the Dover SC.

How often do you travel to Emirates Stadium?

We have members at almost every home matches at Emirates Stadium.

Do you attend Arsenal away matches in the Champions League?

Of course, when the Champions League draw take place we all hope for an away trip here in Italy! We have followed the Gunners in every away match in Italy in recent years in Turin, Rome, Florence and of course in our famous win at the San Siro against Inter Milan.

Tell us about your favourite Arsenal 'road trip' so far.

Our favourite Arsenal trips are the last match played at Highbury on May 7, 2006, the first game at the Emirates Stadium back in August and the Champions League Final in Paris. We have been lucky enough to obtain tickets for these matches and we are sure these are matches and moments that we will never forget.
Our proudest moment as a Supporters Club was on June 1, 2001 when a five-a-side over-40 Tournament was organized near Forlì, in Italy. Some of our members took part in this tournament and played against the likes of John Radford, Paul Davis, Peter Marinello and other Arsenal legends.

Contact Information:
Club Chairman: Stefano Maini
Club Secretary: Roberto Puzzi
Email: robertopuzzi@gmail.com
Web: http://arsenalfansclubitalia.blog.dada.net/

Arsenal Herts & Beds Supporters Club

Who are you?

Arsenal Herts & Beds (Chairman Ben Roberts)

When and how was your Supporters Club formed?

In the summer of 2006 by a small group of regular Arsenal goers.

How many members do you have?

70

How regularly do you meet?

We go to every Arsenal match together and meet up for other occassions such as football tournaments.

What functions/events do you organise?

We organise trips to Arsenal matches and play games against other supporters.

Do you meet up with other Supporters Clubs?

Yes we have good links with the lads from Scotland and we recently went to the South East Essex Fun Day.

How often do you travel to Emirates Stadium?

Every match.

Do you attend Arsenal away matches in the Champions League?

Most but not all.

Tell us about your first trip as a Supporters Club?

The first large trip as a Supporters Club was to Eindhoven this season. We had a great trip taking part in all the fun of the Eindhoven Carnival 2007. We then spent the Wednesday night after the game in Amsterdam.

Tell us about your favourite Arsenal 'road trip' so far?

The best Arsenal Herts & Beds trip so far was Fancy Dress Pompey. We were the only group who took the idea on a stage further by going out on Saturday night wearing our fancy dress. It was a funny night with Lou and Andy (aka The Two Lees) stealing the show. We did however have a few funny looks from locals when we turned up on Sunday morning wearing the same fancy dress outfits!



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